Rehab Matters - Summer 2019

2 ➤ Rehab Matters ➤ Summer 2019 CONTENTS VRA Canada P.O. Box 370 Renfrew, ON K7V 4A6 1-888-876-9992 Publisher Megram 2-555 Hall Ave. E., Renfrew, ON K7V 4M7 1-613-432-9491 Managing Editor Bob Cross Editor/Writer Paula Roy Graphic Design/Layout Patti Moran Advertising Rehab Matters is published four times annually. Opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect the policies of the Vocational Rehabilitation Association of Canada. UPCOMING ISSUE DEADLINES Fall 2019 Mid-Aug. Winter 2019 Mid-Nov. *Dates are subject to change without notice OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF: 10 15 12 17 President’s Message 3 Message de la Président 4 Message from the Editor 5 SPECIAL ISSUE ON AUTISM An autism primer 6 By Paula Roy Additional reading 7 The benefits of neurodiversity in the workplace 11 By Paula Roy Autism and entrepreneurship – Another route to career success 12 By Paula Roy Tips for understanding and integrating employees with autism 14 By Paula Roy The implications of changes to autism funding in Ontario 14 By Paula Roy Best practices for supported employment programs for adults with autism spectrum disorder 20 By Kelly Mitchell and Wendy Lau Am I Safe: Exploring fear and anxiety with children 16 By Anitia Kennedy 7